The total distance from one pole to the other is roughly 6,660 miles, give or take.
Looking at the MOLA topographical maps, it looks like the south pole is topographically one of the highest elevations on the planet. So assuming that we picked a couple of routes properly, we might be going downhill all the way until the north pole.
--- On Wed, 2/9/11, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
> From: richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...>
> Subject: Re: [barsoom] Re: Waterways on Barsoom
> To: email@example.com
> Received: Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 2:56 PM
> They push that water across half the planet?
> It must take years to go that far. I would LOVE
> tofind a
> hydrologist/geologist who could work that out!
> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM, sailor.barsoom <sailorbarsoom@...>wrote:
> > Xodar tells John Carter and Phaidor that the Sea of
> > is larger than Korus, and gets its water from Korus.
> > Korus drains into Omean (which suggests the
> > that Korus is a fresh water sea).
> > Korus must refill as quickly as it drains, but no
> > since the Lost Sea is neither growing nor shrinking.
> > However, the Even More Lost Sea does not naturally
> > as quickly as it fills, because if the pumps are
> > the sea grows, and quickly. Omean is naturally much
> > larger than it is in JC's time. So the excess water
> > pumped far to the north, olmost to Okar, where it
> > forth from the ground. The Red Men use this water for
> > their canal-pipes. This suggests that Omean, too, is
> > fresh water sea, thus strengthening the notion that
> > is fresh.
> Rick Johnson
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